We all have good ideas. The trick is capturing them when they happen. More likely than not, they’ll happen when you’re away from your desk.
Fortunately there are some useful apps that are helpful to have in your back pocket.
Evernote — Faster and easier to use than ever, the redesigned iOS 7 version is even better for keeping your ideas, photos, and cool things that you come across connected. It automatically synchs to your desktop, so when you get home or to the office, your ideas are there waiting for you. The new Quick Note feature is especially handy for recording something on the fly.
Paper by FiftyThree — Extremely simple to use, this is the best app I’ve found for sketching or writing something down. You can organize your ideas in individual notebooks, and they’re easily sharable via email or social media. It’s fantastic on the iPad, especially with a stylus.
Mural.ly Catcher — With this app, you can do everything from gathering branding research to creating a mood board for your wedding. It allows you to create a mural that is laid out like a physical corkboard. So, for instance, if you see something interesting while walking your dog, you can send a snapshot to your mural. Sticky notes and links are easy to add as well.
It seems like inspiration strikes when you’re not expecting it. And oftentimes, that song you made up in your head to remember it just doesn’t stick. Armed with this trifecta, you’ll be prepared to capture thoughts and content on the go.